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    First substantial purchase

    Good evening fellow ss/fg riders, I'm in need of a fg rear wheel which falls in my budget of about 70$. My lack of knowledge permits me from finalizing my purchase so I ask of your expertise to help a fellow noobie rider.

    Is it even possible to get a quality rim/hub for this low of a price? I would greatly appreciate if you guys pointed me in the right direction.

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    You may want to look for used, if not you'll be able to find one for Around 90-100.
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    Could you please recommend me any within $100 price range then?

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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...city+Areo.aspx

    Sealed hub with stainless spokes, and good rim, for $90.
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    Looks almost exactly like the wheel set that comes with my kilo tt. for $100 I can get a whole wheel set, what do you think of this http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...5_10000_202478

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    Unless it's DA Track or Record Track, I would take sealed over loose ball bearing any day. Looks like those vueltas are loose ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaps View Post
    Looks almost exactly like the wheel set that comes with my kilo tt. for $100 I can get a whole wheel set, what do you think of this http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...5_10000_202478
    Zerolites are heavy and sh*tty. Velocity has a solid track record, and Dan's suggestion falls within your pricepoint. Quality > quantity is a pretty good mantra to live by when maintaining your bicycle, give that some thought.
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    Better wheels at the same price: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...rvqora1olch8g1

    And if you can save up a bit more, relatively small increases in cost at this price-point equal significant increases in value. For another $50, you can get the same wheels with a lighter, nicer rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
    Zerolites are heavy and sh*tty. Velocity has a solid track record, and Dan's suggestion falls within your pricepoint. Quality > quantity is a pretty good mantra to live by when maintaining your bicycle, give that some thought.
    I fully agree and def learned from his suggestion of getting sealed hub. I guess I'm just looking for more of a variety? I understand I might not be able to be too picky with such small price range, any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Better wheels at the same price: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...rvqora1olch8g1

    And if you can save up a bit more, relatively small increases in cost at this price-point equal significant increases in value. For another $50, you can get the same wheels with a lighter, nicer rim.
    Thank you, this is what I have been looking for. Although it seems as they only sell in wheel sets, is it impossible to acquire rims like these individually?

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    so you are just looking to upgrade? or have you broken something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaps View Post
    Thank you, this is what I have been looking for. Although it seems as they only sell in wheel sets, is it impossible to acquire rims like these individually?

    email ben at velomine and he will get back to you on if you can just buy the rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decepticondc5 View Post
    so you are just looking to upgrade? or have you broken something?
    One of the barrings loosened in my hub, long story short it compressed itself under pressure? Lol, don't know whether this is common or just a sign of poor maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decepticondc5 View Post
    email ben at velomine and he will get back to you on if you can just buy the rear wheel.
    That would be fantastic, thanks for letting me know. Didn't think this was even an option, but I guess I'm not dealing with big corporate business here.

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    I found the wheel I am most likely going to be ordering, formula hub although loose ball bearings with proper maintenance shouldn't be a problem.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00418...ing-goods?is=l

    Really like the simplistic and sleek look of it too, don't mind settling for this until I have some more money to spend, thoughts? Only thing I'm concerned about is the weight, says shipping weight 7lbs.
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    good time to learn how to rebuild a wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
    good time to learn how to rebuild a wheel?
    Yeah Ben I figure its a perfect opportunity, I will buy a new hub and rebuild my old wheel. This is an excuse for me to make this purchase and I will also have a spare rear not to mention knowledge and further understanding of bike components, which is priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
    Zerolites are heavy and sh*tty. Velocity has a solid track record, and Dan's suggestion falls within your pricepoint. Quality > quantity is a pretty good mantra to live by when maintaining your bicycle, give that some thought.
    I disagree! I have put over 2k miles on Zerolites and still true after hitting numerous path holes.My Mavic Cosmics did not fare better and cost me 4x more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post

    +1 for the wabi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaps View Post
    I found the wheel I am most likely going to be ordering, formula hub although loose ball bearings with proper maintenance shouldn't be a problem.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00418...ing-goods?is=l

    Really like the simplistic and sleek look of it too, don't mind settling for this until I have some more money to spend, thoughts? Only thing I'm concerned about is the weight, says shipping weight 7lbs.
    Do not buy this. Loose ball Formulas are some of the worst hubs on the market (though their cartridge bearing hubs are quite fine). Spend a little bit more money and get a much better product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Do not buy this. Loose ball Formulas are some of the worst hubs on the market....
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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    Thanks again guys for all of your input. I am going to wait a few days and order Wabi wheel set like you've suggested. I really like the aesthetics and they are light enough to increase my performance rather just getting something similar to what I had.

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